Tice Corporate Center
50 Tice Boulevard, Suite 380
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Tel: 201-391-3737
Fax: 201-391-9360

View business card


B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law

Rick A. Steinberg

Of Counsel

Mr. Steinberg specializes in the representation of transportation and logistics companies in maritime, bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters in federal and state court, including representation of vessel operating common carriers and non-vessel operating common carriers. Mr. Steinberg has been designated a Proctor in Admiralty by the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the highest designation of expertise in maritime law recognized by the leading maritime law organization in the country.

While in law school, Rick was awarded Best Brief and Best Oral Argument, First Year Moot Court. He also served as a Teaching Assistant for a section of Legal Research and Writing students and served as a First Year Moot Court Judge.

Subsequent to law school, Mr. Steinberg served as a law clerk for the Honorable James A. O’Neill and the Honorable Joseph C. Visalli, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Cape May County.

Practice Areas


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court

Published Decisions

  • In re Fickling, 361 F.3d 172 (2d Cir. 2004), in which Mr. Steinberg was one of the prevailing attorneys of record in the reported decision in which a federal appeals court ruled that attorney’s fees and expenses incurred by a debtor during a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding are dischargeable debts following an involuntary conversion to Chapter 7
  • O’Connell v. Shallo (In re: Die Fliedermaus LLC, d/b/a Le Bar Bat), 323 B.R. 101 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2005), in which Mr. Steinberg was one of the prevailing attorneys in a reported decision involving important issues regarding the New York Limited Liability Company Law
  • In re WL Homes LLC, 471 B.R. 349 (Bankr. D. Del. 2012)
  • Wachovia Bank, Nat’l Assoc. v. WL Homes, LLC (In re WL Homes, LLC), 452 B.R. 138 (Bankr. D. Del. 2011)
  • Zamzam Telecard, Inc. v. New Jersey’s Best Phonecards, 514 F. Supp.2d 136 (D. Mass. 2007)
  • Zim Am Integrated Shipping Servs. Co., LLC v. Sportswear Grp, LLC,, 550 F. Supp. 3d 57 (S.D.N.Y. 2021)


  • The UIIA: A Primer on the Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement,” The Transportation Lawyer, July, 2015
  • The Intersection of Bankruptcy Law and Maritime Law: Selected Topics for the Transportation Law Practitioner,” The Transportation Lawyer, April, 2013
  • The End of Winter Storms: The End of Prejudgment Attachment of Electronic Funds Transfers under Maritime and Admiralty Law,” The Transportation Lawyer, April, 2010
  • “The New Bankruptcy Code’s Ordinary Course of Business Defense to a Preference Proceeding,” In Transit, Summer, 2006
  • Cross-Border Insolvency and International Transportation: Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code,” The Transportation Lawyer, October, 2020
  • Venue in Bankruptcy: To Change or Not to Change,” The Transportation Lawyer, July, 2018
  • Ocean Carrier Claims in Bankruptcy,” The Transportation Lawyer, October, 2017


  • Chairman, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Committee, Transportation Lawyers Association

Memberships and Associations

  • Maritime Law Association
  • Marine Insurance Claims Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Propeller Club of New York and New Jersey
  • Conference of Freight Counsel
  • American Bankruptcy Institute